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di fen ding

  • v  argue or speak in defense of
  • v  be on the defensive; act against an attack
  • v  protect against a challenge or attack
  • v  fight against or resist strongly
  • v  protect or fight for as a champion
  • v  be the defense counsel for someone in a trial
  • v  state or assert
  • s  attempting to or designed to prevent an opponent from winning or scoring

  • STEVE COHEN, a Tennessee representative, defending his voting record against attacks by his opponent, Memphis' former mayor, who criticized the white incumbent for being unable to .
  • More interesting to political observers than the self-defending outburst was Liani-Papandreou's reply to a question about her political future: "I will decide when the time comes.
  • Even top predators like big jungle cats may spend as much time defending a kill as eating it, one of the reasons some of them will carry a carcass up into a tree before tucking in.
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